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Mohamed Bin Zayed receives Bulgarian PM
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, received on Sunday, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, who is paying a state visit to the UAE. The Bulgarian prime minister was accorded a red carpet reception at the Presidential Palace where the national anthem of Bulgaria was played followed by a 21-gun salute. Boyko Borissov shook
 
 
Youth hold the key to our future: Sheikha Jawaher
SHARJAH: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) and Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has called on youth from around the world, future leaders, experts and international organisations to extend their participation to the “Investing in the Future” MENA conference
   
Al Qasba fest to show people’s ‘Reflections’
SHARJAH: Al Qasba is in steady preparations to host ‘Reflections,’ the first of-its-kind outdoor art festival in the emirate of Sharjah, from Dec.20 – 31. The event offers a unique platform for artists, sculptors, photographers and musicians to showcase their talents and creativity at Sharjah’s premier tourist, leisure and family destination. Those in the field of photography, painting, sculpture making, origami, performing arts,
 
 
UN World Data Forum to begin in Dubai today
DUBAI: The United Nations World Data Forum 2018 is set to kick off on Oct.22 in Dubai, bringing together nearly 2,000 data leaders from more than 100 countries. The data experts – from national statistical offices, the private sector, NGOs, academia and international and regional organisations – will gather from 22-24 October to collaborate and tackle data gaps and challenges, launch new initiatives and identify mechanisms to
   
Trio attempt to rob gold boxes from Central Bank
ABU DHABI: The Abu Dhabi Appellate Court heard the case of two Asians and that of an Arab charged with stealing five gold boxes from the Central Bank by forging the required documents. Previously, The Court of First Instance sentenced the first and second suspects to three years in jail while the third was acquitted. Details go back to the time when two Asians walked into the Central Bank to enquire if the bank had five gold
 
 
UAE-US joint military exercise begins
ABU DHABI: The joint UAE-US military exercise “Iron Magic 19” started on Sunday, as part of a series of joint military exercises throughout the year between the UAE Armed Forces and the armed forces of brotherly and friendly countries. The exercise also seeks to reinforce ties of cooperation and joint action, and the exchange of expertise in military areas, which will contribute in maximising the combat capabilities and increase
   
Instructor jailed for affair with student
DUBAI: An instructor who used incriminating photos and videos to intimidate his female student into maintaining their sexual relationship was on Sunday imprisoned with her. The Arab instructor, 45, engaged in illicit physical trysts with the Arab student, 25, while reciprocally taking photos and videos, prosecutors revealed during a Dubai Criminal Court hearing on Sept.16. He later blackmailed her with the photos and videos.
 
 
Salesman in rape case slapped on the wrist
DUBAI: A salesman accused of raping a female teacher was imprisoned for six months on Sunday after she retracted the rape complaint and announced they finally got married. The Asian salesman, 24, first appeared on trial for having kidnapped the European teacher, 32, to a remote desert area. He ripped her dress, beat her, twisted her arm and raped her under death threats. He denied the charge at the Dubai Criminal Court in April.
   
Man in the dock for selling stolen watch
DUBAI: The Dubai Public Prosecution brought a European merchant, 35, to trial on charges of selling a Dhs572,000 Richard Mille watch stolen by burglars. The case dated back to Feb.13, 2018 when a British student reported a robbery that took place in the house he lived with his brother in Jumeirah Islands. He explained that two thieves carrying a ‘white weapon’ attacked and threatened him and the housemaid that they would be
 
 
Drug addict to serve 2-year jail term
KHORFAKKAN: The Criminal Court of Khorfakkan sentenced a drug addict of Gulf origin to two years in jail over possessing and abusing drugs. The court also slapped the addict with a fine of Dhs10,000. The convict was caught in possession of psychotropic substances and heroin, according to the police records. He confessed to abusing heroin. The case has been referred to the judicial authorities for further legal action.
   
Maid charged with stealing from sponsor
DUBAI: The Dubai Criminal Court on Sunday heard the case of a 31-year-old maid charged with stealing gold rings, bracelets and earrings worth Dhs30,000 from her sponsor. The sponsor told the prosecution that she and her daughters recently lost some of their jewellery. She added that she had suspected the maid who had been working for her for two years. The sponsor told the maid that she and her daughters were travelling, and
 
 
Bricklayer gets 15 years for killing builder
DUBAI: A bricklayer who knifed his enemy workmate to death and knifed the latter’s roommate for intervening will spend 15 years in jail, the Criminal Court ruled on Sunday. The Asian convict, 26, was inebriated when he engaged in a fight with an enemy builder that left the builder dead and his roommate severely injured, as per records at the Jebel Ali Police Station. The incident happened inside a workers’ accommodation in Jebel
   
‘Human life, environmental life are complementary’
DUBAI: A visiting veteran multi-awarded mining industry corporate man from the Philippines said “bayanihan,” which Filipinos commonly referred to as ‘the spirit of cooperation and unity’, is the trait necessary to spur consciousness and care for the environment. “Bayanihan is involvement. She (referring to one of the students) cannot save and preserve the environment by her own self (by let us say her proper disposal of garbage)
 
 
Portal launched to identify young Emirati talent
ABU DHABI: Sandooq Al Watan, the private sector initiative to boost the UAE’s social development, has announced the launch of a new platform designed to identify young Emirati talent. Aimed at parents, the new portal contains content designed by global specialists in the field of talent management to determine suitable candidates who can be included in future professional programmes that will nurture and develop their skills.
   
Medical group receives 3 world healthcare awards
ABU DHABI: The Ahalia Medical Group, Abu Dhabi, has received three prestigious internationally awards in a glittering ceremony of the World Health Care Leadership Awards 2018. The award ceremony was held in The Address Hotel Dubai. Dr V.S. Gopal, Founder & Managing Director of Ahalia Medical Group, while addressing a press conference held in Bab Al Qasr, Abu Dhabi, said that the recent awards are the recognition of our hospitals
 
 
Sharjah Children Biennial invites kids to become future inventors
SHARJAH: The Sharjah Children Biennial (SCB) is gearing up for its sixth edition, and has thrown a very unique challenge for its participants. The sixth edition of the first-of its-kind artistic and cultural event in the Gulf and Arab region is asking children as young as 6 years of age to invent for the future through art, by drawing invention ideas and imagining what our world might look like in the future. For the first time,
   
Kalimat gifts 1,000 books to young Arab readers in Armenia
SHARJAH: The Sharjah-based Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF), has supplied 1,000 books to ten Armenian public libraries, which include a variety of genres and aim to offer easy reads to Arab refugee children and young adults. This recent effort forms part of KF’s ‘Pledge a Library’ initiative, which was launched to support and empower refugee Arab children and young adults through reading by offering them high
 
 
Jordanian woman scales world’s fourth most dangerous peak in 40 days, -20˚C
DUBAI: The Sustainable City (TSC), the Middle East’s first fully-operational sustainable community, on Sunday announced that its Brand Ambassador Dolores Al Shelleh has set another historic accomplishment as the first Arab to summit Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,156 metres above the sea level, located in the Himalayas. The Sustainable City appointed Dolores, the first and youngest Jordanian set to
   
DCT Abu Dhabi to hold cultural programmes at Qasr Al Muwaiji
ABU DHABI: The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced that it will hold a number of cultural programmes at Qasr Al Muwaiji in Al Ain between 23rd October and 26th December, in celebration of the emirate’s cultural heritage and its deep-rooted history. Qasr Al Muwaiji’s programmes, which are free of charge and open to all ages, include a number of weekly and monthly workshops, on topics such
 
 
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